Although not truly one of the most renown characters in the comic book world, The Spectre has done what few others have, and through the years accumulated four separate comic book volumes, dedicated to himself, all of them published by DC Comics. The first of these (The Spectre) was also the shortest, lasting for ten issues from 1967 to 1969. Almost twenty years later, in 1987 a second volume began (The Spectre) and this one lasted for thirty-one issues until its run was completed in 1989. After this however, the character's comic starring hiatus was much shorter than before and only lasted a few years until the third volume (The Spectre) kicked off in 1992. This one ended up being the longest of all the series and it continued for six years until it came to a conclusion in 1998 with its sixty-second issue. In 2001 however, The Spectre gained a new feel when Hal Jordan took on said mantle, and a fourth volume (The Spectre) was born lasting a total of twenty-seven issues up until it ended in 2003.